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Chancery Lane Underground Station

Chancery Lane is a London Underground station in Holborn in Central London, in the ward of Farringdon Without in the City of London. It opened in 1900 and takes its name from the nearby Chancery Lane. The station was opened by the Central London Railway (CLR) on 30 July 1900. The current station entrance is … Continue reading Chancery Lane Underground Station

The Bigamist Mechanic

Fred Greenhagen (alias Pat Yonkers, Barney Greenhagen) was sent to Leavenworth Penitentiary on August 27 1929 for a dyer act and was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day. He pleaded guilty of the crime unlawfully transporting and causing to be transported in interests commerce a certain stolen automobile. He was a mechanic by trade, … Continue reading The Bigamist Mechanic

The Cudjo Men

King Cudjo was imprisoned for larceny on September 7 1895 for a term of 3 years. His occupation was a farmer. Anderson (Sunday/Sandy) Cudjo a Seminole Indian, was imprisoned for murder in 1899, and was sentenced to 10 years and fined $1. He was a labourer. He committed many violations while he served his time, … Continue reading The Cudjo Men

Ben Reeves the scorned barber

Ben Reeves Prison number 3282 was convicted of murder and sentenced to life on January 24 1903. He was a barber by trade and was only 21 when incarcerated at Kansas State Penitentiary. He was just under 5ft 12 inches tall and weighing 170lbs when he entered the prison. Ben's mother had died by the … Continue reading Ben Reeves the scorned barber

Sam Vaughn an escaped arsonist

Sam Vaughn aged 25, was arrested and charged with arson on Dec 20 1898. He was sentenced to 1 year and one day. However, Sam decided otherwise on his sentence, he escaped the prison 12 July 1899. A wanted poster was issued for his arrest with a reward of $60. His wanted poster had a … Continue reading Sam Vaughn an escaped arsonist

Mary Young – Perjury and Prison

Mary Young from Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas was incarcerated on October 12 1900 at Fort Leavenworth Federal prison. She was transferred like many others to Kansas State penitentiary along with her two sons Dave and Owen. She was charged with perjury and was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day. On her records her age … Continue reading Mary Young – Perjury and Prison

Mary Grayson Larceny

The woman pictured is Leavenworth inmate no. 2039, Mary Grayson.  Mary was 19 years old when she was arrested in Muskogee, Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the charge of larceny. On February 26, 1900, she arrived at Leavenworth to serve a three-year term. According to her prison file, she stood 5'4", was literate, and a Baptist. … Continue reading Mary Grayson Larceny

Becky Cook Post Office Robber

Becky Cook was originally imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas but was later transported to Kansas State Penitentiary Lansing Kansas. She was charged with robbing a post office at Brownwood, with her little daughter. According to a newspaper article, Mrs Cook secured in her possession a key to a box in the post office that was … Continue reading Becky Cook Post Office Robber

Lizzie Cardish – Native American Indian Arsonist

Lizzie Fox formerly Cardish aka Kakah, Kakak Born about Jan 1893 in Keshena County, Wisconsin, United States.Daughter of John Cardish and Celia (Matchmehata) CardishSister of Louise Cardish, John Cardish, Susan Cardish and Mary Cardish.Wife of Frank Kakkak — married before 1913 [location unknown]Wife of John Fox — married 3 Feb 1920 in Menominee, Menominee County, … Continue reading Lizzie Cardish – Native American Indian Arsonist